Thursday, November 13, 2014

I thank Mr. Gruber for his honesty

I thank Mr. Gruber for his honesty 
(1)> This week Jonathan Gruber ...made some remarkable statements that make me shudder any thoughts about Obama-care . Unless you regularly follow conservative media, you may not have heard what one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) thinks about you.  (4)> Jonathan Gruber is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology health economist who helped craft ObamaCare. In a rare moment of unvarnished candor, Gruber told an audience last year at the University of Pennsylvania the law passed because of the “stupidity of the American voter.” YES , I AGREE with Gruber . We have been sucker'd into what is wrongful called " Affordable  Health Care Act" . The uninformed voter can be most gullible , and I thank Mr. Gruber for his honesty No Republicans supported this. We all saw through this farce of a bill.  ***We knew it was a tax. We knew it was a massive income redistribution scheme. I would call it more bait and switchJust consider the two examples Gruber uses to demonstrate how Congress supposedly pulled the wool over Americans’ eyes. Democrats, he claimed, prevented the Congressional Budget Office from scoring the individual health care mandate as a tax and kept the public in the dark about the fact that young and healthy beneficiaries who enroll in Obamacare would subsidize the health premiums of the sick. Nancy Pelosi claimed Thursday she didn’t know who ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber is, after several tapes surfaced showing him gloating about how the law was written to take advantage of the stupidity of the American voter..Problem is, Gruber’s analysis of the law was cited extensively by her office back in 2009Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, tried to downplay Gruber’s role during a press conference on Thursday.
Remember that Obamacare, was a  major piece of legislation, passed without any BIPARTISAN support. This is the first time this has ever happened. The Republicans opposed the bill because they knew what a monstrosity it was. Many Democrats had to be bribed to vote for it. Why? Because even they knew it was a crap bill. But, they put their party and self interest before the American people who didn't want it in the first place.EVERY ONE since 2009 knew that the American public was (2) > ORIGINALLY SOLD on the Canadian Style "single payer plan" , in stead what they have now  is a   "expansion" of revenues into the hands of the HMO's  . (3)>  It benefits the INSURANCE COMPANIES more than the American tax payer, The demand that Obamacare places on household budgets in which there is no slack makes me wonder where the president’s economists were while the insurance lobby crafted the product that serves the profits of insurance companies. Two well-known economic facts are that real family income has been stagnant or declining for a number of years and Americans are over their heads in debt. . Way back  in 2010, Mr. Obama told a University of Michigan audience: “When we don’t pay close attention to the decisions made by our leaders, when we fail to educate ourselves about the major issues of the day … that’s when democracy breaks down. That’s when power is abused.” Mr. Obama also declared that “we need an educated citizenry that values hard evidence and not just assertion.”
 FOX's Megyn Kelly broke down
after hearing Gruber .
*** The people I feel are stupid are NOT the American voters but ALL the Democrats that voted to approve this bill  BEFORE THEY READ IT. Including  Obama. I'm sure, Obama never read this bill before he crammed it down our throats and told us repeatedly "If you like your healthcare you can keep your healthcare" and "If you like your Doctor you can keep your Doctor" and "every family will save over $2500 a year under Obamacare".The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation scored the individual mandate as increasing revenue by $4 billion in 2016, and, on average, “an estimated $5 billion will be collected per year over the 2017–2024 period.” Whether they viewed the mandate as a “tax” or not would not have affected their analysis because the economic effect is the same whether it is called a tax or a penalty. That penalty is collected under the Internal Revenue Code and policy makers have always claimed — and detractors complained about — the fact that individuals would have report it on their tax returns “as an addition to income tax liability.”(1)> This week, at least three more of Gruber's past comments have surfaced, just days after the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that could potentially cripple President Barack Obama's healthcare law. In these remarks, Gruber insulted American voters and painted the architects of the Affordable Care Act and its supporters in Congress as having been intentionally (Lying)  opaque about the law to get it passed. (2)> FOR A COMPREHENSIVE EXPLANATION GO HERE  (3)> Insurers are the bogeymen of American health care. That’s in part because they do a lot of the unpopular stuff: They’re the ones who charge you money for health care, who say you can’t get something you want, who your bosses blame when they deduct more money from your paycheck to cover health costs. And it’s hard to see what value they add to the system. (4)> The full video of the 2013 Health Economics Conference was published by PennLDI on YouTube, and when the excerpt video of Gruber's remarks began to circulate online, many viewers assumed the comments to be recent (they were not), and others maintained PennLDI then removed the clip from the Internet due to the political controversy. On the latter point, several Twitter users posted screenshots of a YouTube error page that indicated the source video had been (at least briefly) removed by the University after Gruber's remarks became a focus of attention However, it isn't yet clear whether the PennLDI video was deliberately pulled from the Internet due to the political controversy it created, or whether it was made unavailable at some point after it was initially posted for unrelated reasons (e.g., error, copyright issues, technical problems). 

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